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After Trump walked out on him, North Koreas Kim is in Russia to meet with Putin   8%

Searching for alternatives amid stalled nuclear talks with the U.S., North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday on the eve of his meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

The meeting, the first between a Russian and North Korean head of state since 2011,...

Opinion | We must question Narendra Modi on his election promises   -20%

If the BJP’s 2014 election campaign was marked by a narrative of hope, aspiration and change, its 2019 counterpart has been angry and polarising

Threat of early challenge to Mays position as Tory leader lifted   -30%

The threat of a challenge to Theresa May’s position as Conservative leader has been lifted at least until December.

Who wants to be the next Air Force secretary?  

Pentagon confirms North Korea test launch — Haspel praises Trump’s handling of North Korea, but warns on Iran and Russia

Huawei row: Ministers demand leak inquiry   33%

One senior minister said leaking from the security council - the "holy of holies" - was extraordinary.

Ukraines Voters Didnt Just Reject Nationalism, They Rejected Maidan, Bandera and the Revolution   12%

The recent elections in Ukraine show that voters are rejecting the maidan "revolution" and the growing far-right nationalism that came with it.

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India elections: Modis BJP and opposition put the beat down with hopes hip-hop will sway first-time voters   -5%

It’s election season in India and the winds of hip-hop are blowing through the country’s political system as parties battle it out to entice some of the nation’s 85 million first-time voters.With more than half of India’s population under the age of 25, rap has emerged as a universal language that politicians hope to use in their attempts to converse with the younger generation.That’s doubly true given the recent increases in campaign spending. Incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya…

Egypts President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi could rule until 2030 after voters back sweeping changes to constitution   50%

Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly backed constitutional changes that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi’s rule extended to 2030, the electoral board said.National Election Authority head Lashin Ibrahim said that 88.83 per cent voted “yes” in a referendum on the amendments, with 11.17 per cent voting “no”.The three-day vote took place “in a democratic climate powered by freedom”, he added.Sisi took to Twitter soon after the results were announced to thank his fellow citizens “who dazzled…

Russia eases citizenship rules for people in Ukraine's separatist east  

President Vladimir Putin Wednesday signed a decree making it easier for people living in eastern Ukraine's separatist territories to obtain a Russian passport.

France holds first Armenia genocide remembrance day, despite fury from Turkeys President Erdogan   -7%

France is to hold its first “national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide” on Wednesday in a move that has already angered Turkey which has denounced French President Emmanuel Macron over the decision.Troops from the Ottoman Empire – which preceded modern-day Turkey – were responsible for massacres and forced deportations of Armenians from 1915, but Turkey has always denied that the mass killings amounted to genocide.France was the first European country to recognise the massacres as…

Journalist Lyra McKee shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting   20%

Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry

Why Mueller didnt make a recommendation on whether Trump obstructed justice   29%

The crime of “obstruction of justice” is familiar to many because it drove the impeachment proceedings of two presidents.

President Nixon resigned when he faced impeachment for obstructing justice by covering up the White House role in the break-in at the Watergate offices of the Democratic National...

A Balanchine Muse and Star Returns to New York City Ballet   28%

Suzanne Farrell, right, the originator of the lead role in Balanchine’s “Diamonds,” shows Sara Mearns a move at a New York City Ballet studio.

Indonesia election puts Islam on the ballot   3%

The election campaign for Indonesia's next president has been dominated by the role of political Islam. Experts say the young voters, who comprise a big chunk of the electorate, are in support of conservative Islam.

Gays? Palestinians? Speaking Your Mind Can Spell Trouble on the City Council  

City Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr. of the Bronx saw his committee dissolved after he said that the Council was “controlled by the homosexual community.”

Guardiola accepts Manchester City's win over Spurs 'not our best performance' video   -6%

Manchester City are back on top of the Premier League table after a less than convincing 1-0 victory over Spurs. After Wednesday's dramatic Champions League exit it was a game of fewer chances and drama, despite Kyle Walker nearly giving away a penalty for handball. Phil Foden scored the opening goal in the fifth minute with a header that puts City just one point ahead of Liverpool. Klopp's side travel to Cardiff on Sunday 

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British PM approves Huawei role in 5G network: report  

British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the go-ahead for China's Huawei to help build a 5G network, shrugging off security warnings from senior ministers and Washington, the Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola hits back at Ole Gunnar Solskjr over foul accusations   3%

• United manager claims City foul early to avoid yellow cards
• Guardiola says opposite number might be trying to sway referee

Pep Guardiola has reacted to Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s suggestion that Manchester City’s players will push the boundaries in Wednesday’s derby and accused the United manager of trying to influence the referee.

Solskjær’s belief is that City will press hard at Old Trafford and foul United high up the pitch because there is less chance of them being booked for misdemeanours in those areas. “You don’t get the yellow cards [there], do you? But that’s just because they commit so many players forward and you can clearly see that they’ve got them in that mould of trying to win the ball back, and they do make fouls,” the United manager said.

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Egypt voters approve referendum extending president's rule  

Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said on April 23, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-democracy uprising.

Hong Kongs politicians and legal profession split over jail terms for four Occupy leaders some say sentences are too harsh while others think they should be stiffer   5%

Jail terms of up to 16 months for four of nine Occupy leaders have divided Hong Kong’s legal and political sectors, with some finding the penalties too soft and others seeing them as overly harsh.Foreign diplomats in Hong Kong, meanwhile, voiced concern over Hongkongers’ freedoms of speech and assembly in light of the jailings.At West Kowloon Court on Wednesday, the three co-founders of the 2014 Occupy movement – Benny Tai Yiu-ting, 54, Dr Chan Kin-man, 60, and Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, 75 – were…

Ukraines bold choice of a wit to restore trust   9%

The election of a TV comedian as president shows not only a mass rejection of a political elite but a deep demand for clean governance in a nation low on trust.

Pence, Buttigieg and the debate over conversion therapy  

Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg's attacks on Vice President Pence have again raised claims that the vice president once backed "conversion therapy."

North Koreas Kim Jong-un Arrives in Russia for Meeting With Putin   25%

Mr. Kim is the first North Korean leader to travel to Russia since his father, Kim Jong-il, visited the country in 2011.

Bittersweet life for Israeli-Arab food vendors during Ramadan   70%

A trip to Lod during the Muslim month of fasting to sample the delights of qatayef and despair at the neglect of this fascinating city.

India elections: Can Narendra Modi repeat his 2014 success?   10%

Opposition parties are trying to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from winning a second term. But opinion polls suggest the Hindu nationalist leader could narrowly win the vote.

Hoping for change, Chicago elects Lightfoot as first female black mayor   8%

On a historic night in Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city elected Lori Lightfoot as mayor. Ms. Lightfoot – who won all 50 wards – will be the first African American woman and the first openly gay person to lead the city. She will be sworn in on May 20.

Leaders of Hong Kong pro-democracy protests sentenced   -3%

A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months Wednesday to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were convicted last month of public nuisance offences.

Africa: CAF Confed - Ten-Man Etoile Stun Hilal for Last Semis Slot  

[CAF] Etoile du Sahel completed the semis line-up after beating Sudanese side El Hilal 2-1 in a rescheduled quarter-final clash on Tuesday in the Egyptian City of Suez.

Kenya: Hull City Coaches to Visit Next Month   -2%

[Nation] Football coaches from English Championship team Hull City are expected in Kenya next month to train local coaches in a programme aimed at improving football in African countries.

Former French PM Fillon to face trial over fake jobs   -16%

Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, whose 2017 bid for the presidency was torpedoed by a fake job scandal involving his wife, will face trial over the allegations, a judicial source told AFP

UK governments spy agency condemns Trump statement as utterly ridiculous and says president should be ignored  

US president promotes conspiracy theory that GCHQ helped spy on his presidential campaign

Sri Lankan president calls on police chief, defense secretary to quit after attacks  

Parliament leader says senior officials withheld information: 'Somebody is controlling these top intelligence officials'

Scottish leader aims to hold new independence vote by 2021  

Scotland should hold a new referendum on independence from the U.K. by 2021 if Britain leaves the European Union, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said Wednesday, even as she acknowledged that … Click to Continue »

Time to panic about the defense budget?  

Pentagon confirms some troop withdrawals from Syria — Leaders fret 'chill' in U.S.-Russia relations

Africa: President Kagame Attends Summit On Situation in Sudan and Libya  

[Rwanda Govt] President Kagame arrived in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday to attend the one-day AU Troika Summit convened by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, of the Arab Republic of Egypt and current African Union Chairperson on Libya and Sudan.

Paper or Plastic? Time to Bring Your Own Bag  

New York City shoppers who opt for paper bags would be charged an extra 5 cents under a bill approved by the City Council.

2nd phase of Indian elections ends amid Kashmir lockdown   9%

Voting in the second phase of India’s general election on Thursday remained largely peaceful amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Indian officials said the turnout was more than 60% across 13 Indian states where voting took place.


Manchester United vs Manchester City: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side lack consistency to challenge rivals  

United meet their neighbours at Old Trafford on Wednesday night amid a slump in form